On This Day - 15 December 1914

Spotlights over Paris Theatre definitions: Western Front comprises the Franco-German-Belgian front and any military action in Great Britain, Switzerland, Scandinavia and Holland.  Eastern Front comprises the German-Russian, Austro-Russian and Austro-Romanian fronts.  Southern Front comprises the Austro-Italian and Balkan (including Bulgaro-Romanian) fronts, and Dardanelles.  Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres comprises Egypt, Tripoli, the Sudan, Asia Minor (including Transcaucasia), Arabia, Mesopotamia, Syria, Persia, Afghanistan, Turkestan, China, India, etc.  Naval and Overseas Operations comprises operations on the seas (except where carried out in combination with troops on land) and in Colonial and Overseas theatres, America, etc.  Political, etc. comprises political and internal events in all countries, including Notes, speeches, diplomatic, financial, economic and domestic matters.  Source: Chronology of the War (1914-18, London; copyright expired)

Western Front

Allies cross Yser Canal and advance from Nieuport towards Lombartzyde.

Eastern Front

Poland: Heavy fighting round Sokhachev.

Southern Front

Serbia: Austrians evacuate Belgrade, re-cross Save, and bring their third invasion to an end after loss of 28,000 prisoners, 70 guns, etc.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Syria: Alexandretta bombarded by H.M.S. "Doris".

Naval and Overseas Operations

Westeinde bombarded by British fleet.

Result of enquiry into loss of H.M.S. "Bulwark".


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